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GGRM Online Store is Now Open

GGRM Staff
August 2011

We are pleased to announce that the GGRM Online Store is now open.  Visit the store at and browse our collection of unique souvenirs and memorabilia.

For a limited time, the GGRM is making available a limited number of the commerative caches from our recent "Owney the RPO Dog" event.  During this event, GGRM's RPO UP #5901 was an official USPS postal station for the day.   Visitors were able to bring mail to this historic can and have a unique cancel applied commemorating Owney and the Railway Mail Service.  If you missed the event, this is your last chance to get your commerative cache.

The list below shows some of the many items available in the store.

Commemorative Owney the RPO Dog Cache
The GGRM, in conjunction with the USPS and the NCRy / PLA, hosted an event aboard our railway post office car (RPO) UP 5901 which became an official USPS postal station for the day.  The GGRM is making available a limited number of the commerative caches from the event. The proceeds of the sale of this item will be used to help fund the continued restoration of UP #5901
Postcard: Owney on a Mailbag
Railway mail clerks considered the dog Owney a good luck charm. The Railway mail clerks adopted Owney as their unofficial mascot, marking his travels by placing medals and tags on his collar
Image Courtsey of the US Postal Museum
Postcard: SP #2472 and the Truck
In a scene that takes you back to 1952, Southern PAcific 2472 steams past Bo Golson's classic Chevrolet truck on the Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol, CA.
Photo by Matt Bushong © 2011 GGRM
Postcard: SP #2472 at Brisbane
SP #2472 speeds along the bay in Brisbane during a pennsula excursion
Photo by Hirou Aoki © 2011 GGRM
Postcard: SP #2472 Morning Steam
On a chilly morning ex SP 2472 shoots a cloud of steam into the air as it splits the semaphores in Sunol Ca
Photo by Matthew Hensarling © 2011 GGRM
Postcard 4-pack
A new series of postcards from the Golden Gate Railroad Museum.   Includes the following:
SP #2472 at Brisbane
SP #2472 and the Truck
SP #2472 Morning Steam
Owney on a Mailbag
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